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    Yelapa Waterfalls
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    7-Hours in Paradise: Departing from La Cruz Marina at 9:00 AM CST - Returning at 4:00 PM CST. "Yelapa, is probably my favorite destination in Banderas Bay. It has everything: scenic views, amazing wildlife, gorgeous beaches, quaint village, spectacular waterfalls, and not to mention all of our awesome activities and amenities for you to enjoy. "- Gil - Our 7-Hour Chica Locca Adventure to Yelapa on the Chica Sailing ADVENTURE begins when you meet the boat at our Chica Locca Pier at the Marina RIviera Nayarit, located at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on Yacht club M-1.,at least 15 minutes (8:45 AM CST) before our 9:00 AM CST departure time.Once on board, you will be served a delicious continental breakfast as we set sail to Yelapa. The exciting cruise to Yelapa is a 2-hour ride with an escapade along the way to one of our many secluded spots for snorkeling. There, you can also enjoy swimming, fishing, Kayaking, or any of our other awesome activities provided as part of every ALL INCLUSIVE Chica Locca Boat Tour. Plan on seeing plenty of Humpback Whales, Dolphins and other incredible wildlife playing, dancing and performing for our Chica Locca guests along the way. Whale season runs from December 8th until March 31st. Dolphins are with us year round. After about 45 minutes of fun on the water, it's time to enjoy some fresh, seasonal snacks and refreshing beverages as we take a quick ride to Yelapa. ABOUT OUR YELAPA ADVENTURE Nestled in the southernmost cove of the worlds 7th largest bay, at the foot of the majestic mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, lies the peaceful village of Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico. The word “Yelapa” is of Purepecha origin and means “place where waters become a pond or come together.” Chica Locca Tours has made Yelapa a regular stop for our guests who would like to experience this gorgeous location, which happens to our owner Gil’s favorite destination. Yelapa might be a quiet fishing village but there is a thriving art community as well. It’s tranquility and privacy make it the perfect place for many Writers and Artists from around the world. The village is quaint, the life is simple, the surrounding beauty irresistible, and many foreigners have made it their permanent home, and enjoy the daily inspiration of the sea, nature, and mountains. Once arriving in Yelapa you can choose your activities: stay on the boat and play with the all the toys that Chica Locca offers, enjoy catching some sun on the deck, or depart and explore the village to find mementos and keepsakes of your adventure. There are numerous restaurants along the beach, however the Chica Locca always serves a fresh, seasonal lunch to our guests. Yelapa’s beach is covered in a blanket of golden sand and is a superb place to swim, snorkel and relax. For many years, the tiny fishing village of Yelapa was a getaway of Bob Dylan, Dennis Hopper, and other cosmic caballero types who gathered in search of lonely beaches, good tequila, and quiet tranquility. For nature lovers, Yelapa has an abundance of wildlife. The thick and beautiful jungle is home to all species of creatures, parrots, land crabs, frogs, scorpions, iguanas, many different birds. You’ll see a lot of insects, including the flashes of the firefly’s romantic calls, you will see bats flying around eating of the abundant insect population, crabs that come out of their underground caves to find food by the streams and on the beach, birds, crickets, cicadas, toads and frogs that chant incessantly, the sound of the jungle is varied, constant and fascinating You can join one of our experienced guides on a walking tour to the waterfalls, or you can rent a horse if walking is not your speed (separate fee applies). The scenic and informal path to the falls is about a 30 – 45 minutes and crosses through the small village. We will wind our way through the village, which has, schools, houses, and lots of friendly locals. Eventually, we will arrive at a breathtaking 150-foot waterfall, where we can swim in the cool waters to our heart’s content or explore its hidden coves and other treasures. You can return to the boat anytime you like. Transportation will be provided back and forth at your request, so you are in control of your schedule while visiting Yelapa. Our length of stay in Yelapa Bay is approximately 3 hours before we cruise back to La Cruz Marina to end the tour. Chica Locca Tours in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers an unforgettable experience with every luxury you would imagine. This is a unique and memorable way to enjoy your vacation and enjoy Banderas Bay with family and friends. Chica Locca Tours is a Family owned and operated charter. Gil, the owner travels with us on many tours to ensure that every guest has a great time. Experience the adventure of Banderas Bay...the Chica Locca Way!
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Chica Locca Marina, Av de la Langosta M1, Marina, 63734 Nay., Mexico
2: Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Restroom on board
  • Local Guide
  • Unlimited Premium Open Bar
  • Entry/Admission - Yelapa Waterfalls
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir Photos (Available for Purchase)
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A great adventure! Crew were fun and professional. Great food and drinks. Visit to Yelapa was so fun and relaxing.
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Response from chicaloccatours, Owner at Chica Sailing ADVENTURE ALL INCLUSIVE 5-HOUR TOUR TO LOS ARCOS
Responded 17 Nov 2019
WONDERFUL! Thank you very much for your great comments and review! So happy to hear you enjoyed the time on board, I will share your kind words with the crew I am sure they will love to know about it! We hope to see you soon on your next visit! Gil Owner
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From the moment we boarded the Chica Locca, we were treated like they'd been waiting for us all our lives! We were totally pampered and laughed the day away. What a delightful bunch the crew are! Breakfast, lunch, snacks and all the drinks anyone could ask for......and yes,
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Response from chicaloccatours, Owner at Chica Sailing ADVENTURE ALL INCLUSIVE 5-HOUR TOUR TO LOS ARCOS
Responded 9 Sep 2019
WOW, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great time with us on one of our 3 boats. Our most important attitude is to satisfy our customers and to give everything we can. Me, Gil the owner will share this with my team and crew. We would love to welcome you all on your new visit with Chica Locca tours. Thank you. Gil!
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This was an amazing experience for my friends and family! I was celebrating my 40th birthday and booked this trip just wanting to be on the water for a day and see some sights. The trip and crew was absolutely amazing! Thank you Cesar, Cookie Monster, Christian, Miguelita, and
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Response from chicaloccatours, Owner at Chica Sailing ADVENTURE ALL INCLUSIVE 5-HOUR TOUR TO LOS ARCOS
Responded 12 Jul 2019
Thank you Adrienne for your comments. We are so happy you recognize our awesome crew, they go above and beyond to make sure each guest is safe, comfortable and having the best time. Every day is a special day and everyone of our guests are family. We look forward to your next visit.
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We had a fabulous trip to Yelapa. The crew was fabulous-they met our every need. Mauricio was knowledgeable about the area. We did several activities (snorkeling, paddle-boarding). It was super fun. Highly recommend. Only thing to keep in mind is that the marina for this
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Response from chicaloccatours, Owner at Chica Sailing ADVENTURE ALL INCLUSIVE 5-HOUR TOUR TO LOS ARCOS
Responded 26 Jun 2019
Thank you for your review. Our 7 hour All inclusive Open Boat Tours to Yelapa is one of our most popular destinations. The golden sandy beach, quaint village and welcoming locals, spectacular vistas and wildlife, awesome waterfalls, what's not to love?! We look forward to your next visit.
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What an absolutely FANTASTIC trip! We booked Chica Locca for a private all day sailing cruise around the Bay of Banderas and over to Yelapa. There were 12 of us in total and from the moment we got on board we knew we had made the right decision. The crew was fantastic. The
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Response from chicaloccatours, Owner at Chica Sailing ADVENTURE ALL INCLUSIVE 5-HOUR TOUR TO LOS ARCOS
Responded 14 May 2019
Thank you for this wonderful shoutout. Our aim is to make every guests chica locca tour the highlight of their visit to Puerto Vallarta and it's wonderful to know we are achieving our mission. We look forward to your next visit.
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Well worth it!
Excellent staff. The food was much better than I expected. Plenty of free drinks. They even made sure we got to
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Boat fun :)
I went with my partner and another two friends our age (early 30's) and we all had a blast. I was also happy that
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Orangeville, Canada
the best and cheapest boat trip in Puerto Vallarta
we searched last minute for a tour and found this 7 hour all inclusive trimaran tour. It was 9 PM and I called the
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Chicago, Illinois
Great Service from the start to the end
The full service operation from the transportation to the marina to the cruise to your transportation home was
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Chicago, Illinois
Excellent trip
Great experience. Crew were very nice, accommodating and fun. Saw whales close up, paddle boarded, open bar, and
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Highlight of our trip - Private Sailing Tour
We had a wonderful time with Chica Locca and would recommend them! We had a group of 12 celebrating a few 40th
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Georgetown, Canada
My boyfriend and I took the Chica Loca tour to Yelapa on February 17th. We both had the most incredible day.
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London, United Kingdom
Well worth it
Worth every penny. Staff look after you so well and work hard to make every part of the day great fun. Everything
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Vancouver, Canada
Definitely an excellent day!
We had such a good time on our day trip to Yelapa. The staff were great, the food was yummy and of course the
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Santa Rosa, California
Incredible day with Chica loca
I've been coming to Vallarta for over 15 years so I estimate I've been on a dozen of these boating in the bay
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